An exciting and interactive weekend for all ages, the second annual Valparaiso Art Festival produced by Amdur Productions, will return to the heart of downtown Valparaiso Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located next to Central Park Plaza at Indiana Avenue and Lafayette Street, the festival will highlight the work of 60 juried artists specializing in a variety of mediums including painting, ceramics, fiber, glass jewelry and more. To add to the fun, attendees will also find delicious food from local vendors, live music, an interactive live art competition, family-friendly activities such as spin art; and much more.
“We are thrilled to return to the vibrant Valparaiso community for the second year," said Amy Amdur, President and CEO of Amdur Productions. “With new additions such as “Battle of the Brushes,” partnering with Valparaiso Events for our fundraising efforts, and other exciting partnerships and activations, we look forward to a fun-filled festival.”
New this year, Amdur Productions has introduced a live, interactive activation called “Battle of the Brushes.” Artists from the festival will go head-to-head in a 30-minute paint-off live on stage. Before the competition begins, participating artists will be presented with a secret theme that they must incorporate into their artwork. The artist with the most applause at the end of the competition will be named champion.
Held in Valparaiso’s vibrant downtown area, visitors and locals alike may enjoy free admission and easily accessible street parking. As part of the Green Ribbon Project, booths at the Valparaiso Art Festival showcasing a green ribbon will donate 10% of proceeds in support of Valparaiso Events, a non-profit that provides the community with a series of festivals and events.
Perfect for families, the Valparaiso Art Festival will feature kid-friendly activities including color creations, art fest bingo and spin art. In addition to an unmatched selection of artwork and the opportunity to engage with artists through demonstrations and booth chats, guests may enjoy tasty treats from local vendors, live performances and more.
For more information on Amdur Productions or the Valparaiso Art Festival, please call (847) 926-4300 or visit https://amdurproductions.com/